Both teams will be looking for a win after losing last weekend, with Devizes being edged out by Yeovil in a tight 17-12 defeat.

Dorchester will have a further point to prove after being unable to send a side to Devizes for a cup fixture and conceding the semi-final to this week’s visitors.

In a tight mid section of the league, Devizes lie fourth with Dorchester ninth but a bonus point win would lift Dorchester in the league and build the side’s confidence.

In an increasingly more settled side Tom Evans, Liam Kershaw and Dave Cottell fill the front row and Dave Gower continues his rich form at scrum-half.

James McKendry comes in at fly-half as Alex Peel is still injured and George Foot moves out to centre.

Last week’s debutant Luis Verkaik makes his home debut for the team looking to continue on from his man of the match performance away last weekend.

Joe Underhill and Charlie Sharpe make the first team bench alongside Jack Ward.

Dorchester’s A XV travel to Salisbury Dorset & Wilts South Two, and aim to keep their unbeaten record intact.

Ryan Haskell continues his comeback on the wing with Jake Bosher also coming into the side at scrum-half.

Chris Elliott adds his considerable weight to the front row and Paul Broadbent his vast experience in the second row.

The third team Gladiators, currently top of Dorset & Wilts South Three, will look to take home advantage as they welcome a keen New Milton side to Coburg Road.

With a strong squad available, Liam Stocke starts in the front row again and Lee King steps into the large shoes of Nick Lorimer in the second row, who is unavailable due to a wedding.

New to Dorchester, Matt Porter and Rhys Williams both start this weekend.

Liam Burden also makes a long-awaited appearance for the team.

Saturday is also a vice-presidents’ and ex-players’ lunch, with the game being sponsored by the club’s new match ball sponsor for the next two seasons Hearn & Sons Roofing.

Sunday morning the youth section take over with the under-13s and under-15s welcoming Oakmeadians to Coburg Road, whilst the under-13, under-15 and under-18 girls sides face Yeovil after.

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